We took our show team along to the Bath and West showground on Tuesday, and then attended the show ourselves on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also had a small craft stand showing (and selling) our yarn and products. Numbers attending seemed to be down on previous years – largely we suspect due to the fact that it was not half term (due to most schools scheduling half term the following week, to take advantage of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee bank holiday). Unfortunately, many of the schools brought along groups of children, many of whom seem to have no idea of how to behave en masse ! Much better when they’re with their parents (grumpy old man speaking there). Nevertheless, we received quite a few serious enquiries from people thinking of buying some alpacas for flock guardians.
On the Wednesday, Rhona finally produced her cria, an extremely healthy female sired by Langaton Caliban – fawn/brown head, saddle, rump and rear legs with white neck, chest and front legs ! Iced coffee comes to mind.
And then on the Saturday, Antonia delivered hers, this time a solid black male and the first of this year’s much-anticipated crop of crias sired by “Daer Enahs Streslecki of Cambridge” – what a mouthful – for convenience hereinafter and henceforward to be referred to as “Strez”.